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Saudia applies for Route Exchange access

Saudia applies for Route Exchange access

Route Exchange, the online platform for air service development, has announced the commencement of a Request for Proposal from Saudia, who are using the facility to support their network growth.

The national airline of Saudi Arabia, based at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport, operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 70 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Mohammed Binhafeez, senior planning specialist at recently rebranded Saudia said: “We are re-structuring our network and looking forward we aim to reach new destinations.

“In order to do that Saudia have invested heavily in an expansion of our fleet. 

“Moreover, the opening of the new Jeddah airport in 2014 will make links to new destinations and our current network more efficient. 

“We are using Route Exchange to reach new markets and welcome airports worldwide to join the process to demonstrate what opportunities exist from their markets to our bases.”

Once airports have met the terms of the Prequalifying Questionnaire, they will then be sent the formal RFP where they can complete a pre-defined data requirements and a proposal document.

Saudia will then analyse the submissions before scheduling meetings with potential new airport partners at World Routes, The 18th World Route Development Forum which will take place September 29th –October 2nd this year in, United Arab Emirates.